Join Us at ABX!

Making Urban Spaces

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15 AT 10AM
ABX 2016 - BOSTON CONVENTION & EXHIBITION CENTER

Three experts in their field, including Halvorson Design president, Bob Uhlig, will present current trends in placemaking for urban public spaces. By engaging in lively discussion, the panel will answer questions such as how programming and design work together in an era of ever more crowded cities; how artwork can inform and influence park design; and how pop-up parks and temporary structures present opportunities and challenges to the landscape, to name a few. (This presentation is eligible for 1.5 LA CES credits through the BSLA.)

For more on this event and how to attend, visit the ABX 2016 website.

Rising Sea Levels: Design Strategies for Waterfront Projects

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17 AT 8AM
ABX 2016 - BOSTON CONVENTION & EXHIBITION CENTER

Join Halvorson Design's Rob Adams and colleagues from Fort Point Associates and The Architectural Team as they discuss new ways of thinking in resiliency and urban design for successful waterfront redevelopment projects through the case study of Clippership Wharf, a mixed use development pursuing an aggressive 100-year resiliency strategy. The panel will examine strategies such as living shorelines and elevated public use areas to safeguard projects, increase resiliency, provide an attractive appearance and allow pedestrian access to waterfront development.

For more on this event and how to attend, visit the ABX 2016 website.

Fall Events with Halvorson Design

The Halvorson Design team is participating in some of the great industry conferences coming this fall. If you are attending the ASLA Annual Meeting in New Orleans or if you're sticking closer to home for ABX 2016, be sure to find our leaders sharing their expertise.

Complete & Green:
Successful Case Studies in Multi-Modal / Green Infrastructure

Monday, October 24 at 3:30pm
ASLA Annual Meeting - Morial Convention Center, New Orleans

Using recent case studies with the City of Cambridge, Halvorson Design principal, Cynthia Smith, will focus on innovative strategies for multi-modal green infrastructure for urban streets. By bringing together diverse perspectives including a landscape architect, engineer and city official, this panel will compare various built projects and share lessons learned.

To attend this event, visit the ASLA Annual Meeting website.

Making Urban Spaces

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15 AT 10AM
ABX 2016 - BOSTON CONVENTION & EXHIBITION CENTER

Three experts in their field, including Halvorson Design president, Bob Uhlig, will present current trends in placemaking for urban public spaces. By engaging in lively discussion, the panel will answer questions such as how programming and design work together in an era of ever more crowded cities; how artwork can inform and influence park design; and how pop-up parks and temporary structures present opportunities and challenges to the landscape, to name a few. (This presentation is eligible for 1.5 LA CES credits through the BSLA.)

For more on this event and how to attend, visit the ABX 2016 website.

Rising Sea Levels: Design Strategies for Waterfront Projects

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17 AT 8AM
ABX 2016 - BOSTON CONVENTION & EXHIBITION CENTER

Join Halvorson Design's Rob Adams and colleagues from Fort Point Associates and The Architectural Team as they discuss new ways of thinking in resiliency and urban design for successful waterfront redevelopment projects through the case study of Clippership Wharf, a mixed use development pursuing an aggressive 100-year resiliency strategy. The panel will examine strategies such as living shorelines and elevated public use areas to safeguard projects, increase resiliency, provide an attractive appearance and allow pedestrian access to waterfront development.

For more on this event and how to attend, visit the ABX 2016 website.

"Extraordinary Placescapes" Exhibit Hits the Road

On October 6th, the Design Museum Boston will be debuting its traveling exhibition, “Extraordinary Placescapes,” in Portland, Oregon. The exhibit features the importance of place and how designers translate play objectives into innovative outdoor play environments. Included in the 40 case studies of exceptional spaces is Halvorson Design’s Appalachian Mountain Club Highland Center in Crawford Notch, NH. The Highland Center is a model of sustainable design on 26 acres and includes a learning playscape adjacent to the Lodge. If your travels find you in Portland this fall/winter season, stop by the Design Museum and experience this one-of-a-kind interactive exhibit.

Halvorson Design Welcomes Director of Marketing

Kristin joins Halvorson Design after managing marketing and proposal efforts at Arrowstreet. She has grown her marketing career in Boston's architectural and commercial real estate industries and views the development of urban environments through a holistic lens. Kristin strives to clearly communicate complex ideas to a wide audience and believes in the importance of developing strong relationships with clients and colleagues as a means of building successful projects. While at Arrowstreet, Kristin assisted with the launch of a robust social media campaign and fully integrated website. She is a member of the Society of Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Boston chapter and is an active participant in the Education Committee.

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Tremont Crossing developers looking to create 'city within a city'

Utilizing vacant land remaining from the I-95 corridor designed in the 1970's, P-3 Partners in collaboration with Cambridge Seven Architects, Halvorson Design and Bohler Engineering have begun designs for Tremont Crossing, "a city within a city." This vacant land at the geographical center of Boston is set to hold something for everyone and will include office space, a hotel, a grocery store, a movie theater, retail/restaurant spaces and residential apartments. What sets Tremont Crossing apart is its cultural component and connection to the community. This connection is being made possible by Elma Lewis Partners and will include 31,000 square feet of museum space with provisions for educational teaching for the arts, performance and screening space, and opportunities for artistic exhibitions.


Working with Cambridge Seven Architects, Halvorson Design has been engaged to create a vibrant pedestrian experience that will energize the neighborhood and unify it with the surrounding educational institutions. Halvorson Design’s role includes the design and activation of a public plaza that flows into the newly created Market Street

 

I-95 was supposed to go through the property P-3 Partners is looking to transform into what they call "Tremont Crossing."

 

 

The Leadership Landscape at Halvorson Design is Evolving

Celebrating the promotion of our colleagues 

 

Robert Adams ASLA Principal

Rob has been a part of the Halvorson team for the past twenty years. Rob's skills as a landscape architect and his confident public presence quickly elevated him into a leadership role. A talented designer and project manager, Rob's award winning projects include The Channel Center Parks, Ulfeder Healing Garden at Mass. General Hospital, and The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

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Joseph Ficociello RLA Senior Associate

Drawn to landscape architecture by the opportunity to shape how a person experiences exterior spaces, Joe loves the challenge in each project and the opportunities to apply innovative ideas and techniques. He is currently working on the South Street Landing Project in Providence, RI which includes a new urban coastal greenway, new residential apartments, reuse of an historic power station into research space, and reimagining an existing streetscape.

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Richard Houghton RLA CDT Senior Associate 

Rich has a lifelong love for the outdoors, from the excitement of a civic event to quiet reflection along a forest trail.  He has over ten years experience providing clients with thoughtful and site specific design solutions, enhancing each site's unique context, characteristics and programmatic opportunities. His recent projects include Adams Hancock Green which will transform downtown Quincy, MA into a focal point for the city that includes an activated park and streetscape that connects cyclists and pedestrians to downtown.

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Iris Yung-Ching Lin RLA LEED AP Associate

Trained as an engineer with great admiration for nature and art, Iris seeks to combine functionality with artistic expression in her designs. Most recently Iris was involved in the Port Norfolk Park project which transformed a post-industrial contaminated site into a passive use park designed to bring people back to the once abandoned land and to enjoy views of the waterfront and diverse wildlife.  

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Kenneth McClure RLA Associate 


Ken enjoys working with clients, contractors and community officials as well as marketing and business development. Truly a "people person," Ken is inspired by how the transformation of the landscape can benefit people. He is particularly skilled at conceptual design, planting design, 3D visualization, construction documentation and construction administration. Ken's recent work includes Northwest Park, an inviting green space and creative stormwater solution, at 3rd Ave Burlington.

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Shannon Lane RLA Associate


Shannon's deep appreciation for ecology and sustainability attracted her to landscape architecture. Her responsibilities include site planning and design, planting design and construction documentation. Currently Shannon is working on Clippership Wharf, a waterfront residential project in East Boston. Having lived on the coast for her entire life she has a great understanding of tidal systems, which helped to develop the dynamic design approach.

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Kelly Auld Associate | Director of Marketing

Kelly expertly coordinates proposals, qualifications, presentations, and administers Halvorson Design's web site, social media and public relations initiatives. Her most recent accomplishments include designing the new Halvorson Design Website as a completely in-house effort. When not in the office Kelly can be found performing in local community theatre productions.

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Awards Granted to Stoneman Centennial Park and Atlantic Wharf

The Boston Society of Landscape Architects has recognized two projects by Halvorson Design with 2016 Merit Awards for Design. We are honored that the BSLA has acknowldged the unique achievements of each project and their contributions to the urban fabric of Boston.

Thea and James M. Stoneman Centennial Park

Thea and James M. Stoneman Centennial Park

The Thea and James M. Stoneman Centennial Park at Brigham and Women's Hospital is celebrated for its design complexity and success at integrating the landscape with below-grade structures. The landscape design balances the multi-layered objectives of supporting open space program, improving accessibility and urban connections, and integrating the concerns of sustainability and structural limitations, resulting in an open, inviting landscape that contributes to the urban fabric of the Mission Hill community.

Atlantic Wharf

Atlantic Wharf

Atlantic Wharf demonstrates a high level of refinement in project details along with the accommodation of flexible outdoor program, including concerts, film screenings and interactive art displays. Incorporating historic architecture and LEED Platinum certified new construction, the project brings vibrant park activity directly to the waterfront and serves as a significant landmark along the Boston HarborWalk.

To learn more about these projects, please contact:

Thea and James M. Stoneman Centennial Park
Cynthia Smith, Principal-in-Charge | cynthia@halvorsondesign.com

Atlantic Wharf
Bob Uhlig, Principal-in-Charge | bobu@halvorsondesign.com